Maximising data driven technology in the Agriculture
In previous blogs we mentioned the increasing issues in dry areas in the world. Think of and Sao Paulo, Brazil , with almost no water anymore in lakes, rivers and aquifers. California, USA
All kind of measures have been taken to increase the water use of people and industries. But which technologies are available to increase the water use in agriculture and still can rely on better harvests?
Alcohol in the urine? That is no objection. Urine is filled with nitrogen and phosphate, useful substances, which do just fine as fertilizer in agriculture.
During the Nijmegen ‘ , all visitors will be invited to pee not in nature or against churches on special toilets. For 7 days their urine will be collected. 99th Four Days Marches event‘
The goal: reuse the huge pool as fertilizer for the growth and development of vegetables and plants. Read More
Step by step the economy is changing from a linear to a circular process
We are running out of our resources: fossils, precious metals and even water. Our demand for resources keeps on growing. We are reaching the planet exceeds.
And now the good news: We know what the problems are. And we know how to solve it… Resource efficiency!
Let’s go . circular Read More
The Sustainable Energy Test Site on the roof of the University Utrecht is one of the five Sustainable Roof Plans of the province of Utrecht
Ron Brenk is senior project manager building management.
Brenk coordinates the technical maintenance of the 10 buildings of the University of Utrecht. Read More
Drip irrigation’s compostable plastic pipes for sustainable agriculture
Israel’s turnaround came with a seven-year drought, one of the most severe to hit modern Israel, that began in 2005 and peaked in the winter of 2008 to 2009.
The country needed to introduce measures and become . drought resistant
Now, the country has enough water for people, industries and agri.
What did they do? Lessons learned from a country where every drop of water counts.
Power savings from the differential $20,000.00 – $35,000.00pa depending on demand
It’s time for the industry to take responsibility for of sustainable use . Let’s start to reduce, reuse and recover all industrial (waste) water. industrial water
Water managers: Start using less, water by efficient water processes. Read More
Resource productivity in the EU grew by 20% between 2000 and 2011. And another 30% is expected by 2030, resulting in an additional 2 million jobs.
The in Europe is growing fast. Products are circular economy , remanufactured , repaired and reused . recycled
Closing the Loop – f. rom waste to raw materials
It’s great to see how many materials are saved and how many jobs this circular economy is creating. Both the Netherlands and the UK are leading in the continent.
The benefits are clear: more jobs and a healthier environment.
Alex Veltman with the result of the pilot production for struvite
Since the eighties, clean water plants in the Netherlands, remove phosphate and nitrogen from . wastewater
It’s a win-win situation.
the nutrients can be used in fertilizers and bring money in
it’s cleaner, phosphate-free water
and it’s important to recover useful materials
The phosphate is found in the . human (and animal) urine Read More
It was not only a matter of saving money, there were also created hundreds of jobs with this approach.
Since 2015, Unilever is all regular reusing from more than 240 factories in 67 countries worldwide. This saves the company 200 million USD. waste
Unilever- multinational food and non-food – reports that they are the first industrial group of this size,
on this scale. It was not only a matter of saving money, there were also created hundreds of jobs with this approach. avoiding landfill Read More
To reuse or recycle a material, we need to know where materials are located.
During her world tour sailing Ellen became aware how important good material management was.
At sea, good materials are the difference between life and death.
Ellen started to think about the use of in our world economy. raw materials
Her circular economy based on was born. , the principles of cradle-to-cradle
Michael Jordan’s art is famous. All from e-waste
Waste is a lack of imagination. We can win raw materials from electronic waste, but you can also recycle and upgrade it into art.
These artists show you there art from electronic waste in order for your awareness. Most of our electronics are replaced because there the market offers new stuff that’s better, more beautiful and faster.
As a consumer, you do have to ask yourself: is this product of no use any more for me?
With every kilogram of recycled plastics, we save 2.5 kilogram in CO2 emissions
When plastics are recycled and reused, the world saves oil and energy (CO2 footprint).
99% of the annual 850,000 collected tonnes of plastics are successfully reprocessed in the Netherlands. Read More
The processing of the protein-free juice stream should be centralized (fermentation of C5 and C6 sugars and cellulose)
The West of the Netherlands produces annually over 200,000 tons of plant residues.
The remains of tomatoes and peppers together account for 170,000 tons.
At this moment, these residual materials now are composted.
But residual materials also have potential as a new raw material, if the chemical industries are interested. Read More
Beautiful carpet from old Filippines plastic fishing nets
A new green technology has been developed to avoid water waste when recycling plastic that doesn’t require liquids, according to Mexican recycling company, AK Inovex.
The proces will be patented by , founder of this great new recycling proces. Marco Adame Read More
Sustainable water management cycle
Water is a fundamental resource challenge. world wide
Also for California – with its very fast growing cities as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Water planning and management is a critical underpinning of California’s economy and environment.
This roadmap ensures an integrated and
approach. sustainable water resource
Industries: decrease your water footprint
The increasing world population will also increase industrial water consumption. Out of 3% water water is consumed for industrial purpose.
Experts think of 15-20% by 2030. But we are running short of water, world wide. So what can industries do to reduce their water consumption? Read More